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Puerto Rico, Case #8

Interview with male immigrant from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico by New York City Unit reporter José Pastrana in 1939 for Federal Writers' Project's Spanish Book.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project, created in 1935, provided work for the unemployed in white collar professions such as writing, research, history, art, geology and cartography. Spanish Book: Life Histories is a collection of forty interviews documenting the lives of a diversity of lower to middle class Spanish and Portuguese-speaking immigrants in New York City between 1936 and 1939. These oral histories offer insights into the experiences, cultures, jobs and everyday lives of those interviewed. The Spanish Book was never published.
Identifier: NYCMA_WPA-FWP_B1_05
Date: February 23 1939
Language: English
Repository: New York City Municipal Archives
Source: New York City Municipal Archives. Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, New York (N.Y.), Photographs, 1936-1943. Box 1.
Rights: This record is not part of the New York State Archives' collection and is presented on our project partner's behalf for educational use only. Please contact the home repository for information on copyright and reproductions.
Alternate Identifier: DMS ID Number: 160976
Relation: Is format of: Digital representation of 8.5 x 11" document.
Special Project: Ventana al Pasado/Window on the Past,
Electronic Schoolhouse/La Escuela Electronica

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